Experience with passion

“What got you here, won’t get you there” – it’s a quote from Marshall Goldsmith, an American leadership coach, and I love it! To me it means that you need to think outside the box to really make a success of things. It’s all about doing things differently – and I’m all about doing it differently!

Until recently, I’ve spent most of my career working for large corporates – including Halifax, Tesco and Next. I have 20 years of experience in managing large teams, building strong business relationships, as well as organising and hosting large-scale events.

I think myself lucky and take a lot from giving back to the community. I volunteer for a number of initiatives. In 2017 I undertook a 12 month secondment with Business in the Community covering Gloucester and Cheltenham – the role was all about connecting local businesses and charities for the good of the wider community. Signature events of mine include a regional mental health seminar in Bristol, The Big Lunch and The Big Community Conversation.

Taking the option to step out of the corporate world has given me a real chance to do something different. And, with my experience in managing large-scale events, my passion for turning visions into reality and being super organised, setting up Festoon Event Planning was the natural next step for me. I have an up to date Enhanced DBS check.

When I think back, I’ve always been a natural organiser. At age 18 I planned a post A-level holiday to Tenerife for 8 students. I sorted the whole lot, and we didn’t have the internet back then (am I showing my age?). It was all phone calls (on a land line), trips to the travel agent and arranging meetings. Things are much faster paced now and the options available in this digital age are almost endless.


I aspire to be the best version of myself- it really drives me to do well. I also want the best of the best for my clients. We have one life, we should make it the best we can!

Hopefully, you feel like you know a bit about me now. Gosh, is this what online dating’s like, do you think? It’s important that we get to know each other though. I want to get to know YOUR vision of your event, I want to see it the way you do. Let me help you to turn your vision into a reality, just as I have turned mine into reality too!

So, why not get in touch?

Let’s arrange a time to grab a coffee and
talk about your event!

Your Event Planning quote, straight away!